Patients plead with JOHESU to end strike

By Awayi Kuje


Keffi    –     Some patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State, have appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to save further loss of lives by suspending its strike.
A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent who visited the centre reports however that doctors are offering services to patients.
NAN recalls that FMC Keffi chapter of JOHESU joined the nationwide indefinite strike declared by its national body on Sept. 21.
The patients, who spoke in separate interviews with NAN, also appealed to the Federal Government to consider the demands of JOHESU with a view to resolving the dispute in the interest of Nigerians.
Mr Joe Agbo, an in-patient, said: “The absence of nurses and other health workers is affecting our health negatively.
“Because when doctors consult and make prescriptions, the nurses who should administer those prescriptions are not available to do that.
“We are not happy about the situation because the less privileged who cannot afford to go to private hospitals are the ones at the receiving end of this strike.
“The doctors are doing their best; but we want the nurses and other health workers to resume work as all of them have their different roles in this business of saving lives.”
Another patient, Mrs Fatima Abdullahi, urged the federal government and the union to reach a compromise for the sake of the masses.
Abdullahi said the least Nigerians deserved was attention to their health in the face of current economic hardships, urging both parties to shift ground to avert further loss of lives due to inadequate healthcare delivery.
“Though doctors are providing services, the services of nurses and other health workers are critical too for effective healthcare delivery,’’ she said.
NAN reports that the JOHESU embarked on the industrial action to press home demands for improved condition of service and facilities in health institutions.
The members are specifically asking for the review of their retirement age from 60 years to 65 years and autonomy of the teaching and specialist hospitals.
Other demands include adequate funding of the health sector, abolition of scale to scale promotion and salary review.

Related Story:  NAHCON directs state pilgrims boards to begin collecting deposit for 2018 Hajj
MTN News Alert
To receive our mobile newspaper on MTN delivered on your phone, text SAWD to 4900 at N50 per week or SAMD to 4900 at N150 per month.
For information on press releases, photos, promotional events and adverts, call or send text to 08173460599 or 08094208271or send email to:

Leave a Reply

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate